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Eldorado

Neanderthals liked to collect seashells

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Eldorado

"Just like a lot of people today, Neanderthals seemed to enjoy spending time at the beach, and even collected seashells, research suggests.

"They may even have dived into the Mediterranean sea to gather clam shells for tools.

"The findings come from discoveries made in Grotta dei Moscerini, a cave that sits 10ft above a beach in the Latium region of central Italy.

"Neanderthals also collected volcanic rock from the beach and coastal waters during the Middle Palaeolithic, according to a study published."

Full monty at the UK Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/16/neanderthals-collected-shells-could-dive-13-feet-get-study-finds/

 

"Neandertals on the beach: Use of marine resources at Grotta dei Moscerini (Latium, Italy)"

Paper at PLOS: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0226690

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third_eye

I bet that's how they struck gold... 

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Piney
1 hour ago, Eldorado said:

"Just like a lot of people today, Neanderthals seemed to enjoy spending time at the beach, and even collected seashells, research suggests.

Why wouldn't they? Some primates and birds collect things that catch their eye and the Southern Neanderthals were known to use marine resources and have a fish and plant based diet. They were probably a lot smarter than their Northern relatives from all the fish. :lol:

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